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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

SSC Quiz | English Language | 30 - 08 - 17

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SSC Quiz | English Language | 29 - 08 - 17

Q.1-3.Four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase highlighted in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark your answer.

Q.1. We must work with all our might and main, otherwise, we can’t succeed.

(A) full force 

(B) complete trust

(C) exceptional skill 

(D) full unity

Q.2. The sailors nailed their colours to their mast.

(A) put up a colourful mast

(B) refused to climb down

(C) took over the ship

(D) decided to abandon the ship

Q.3. We had (had) better down the hatches. The weather is unpredictable.

(A) stay in-door

(B) prepare for a difficult situation

(C) go somewhere safe

(D) face the obstacles

Q.4-5.A part of the sentence is highlighted. Below are given alternatives to the highlighted part at (A),(B), (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no. improvement is needed your answer is (D).

Q.4. He will revise it when he is comes back.

(A) when he come back

(B) on coming back

(C) when he came back

(D) No improvement

Q.5. The members of the student’s union did not give the examination in protest.

(A) did not write

(B) did not sit for

(C) did not show up for

(D) No improvement

Q.6-7.Four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word and mark your answer.

Q.6. (A) Resillient 

(B) Presuade

(C) Dubious 

(D) Depplete

Q.7. (A) Ineffectual 

(B) Iniffectual

(C) Inefectual 

(D) Inefictual

Q.8-12.Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark your answer.

Street theatre in India is a well established ancient art from. Despite the proliferation of
modem means of entertainment and communication, street theatre continues to flourish in India.

Street theatre as a channel of communication has for centuries been propagating reforms by highlighting social, economic and political issues present in the society. Unlike in the olden days, its performance is no longer restricted to villages or small localities of the city. Today small groups of performers including students would stage performances to mobilize public opinion or to help create or raise awareness over a particular issue of public importance. Themes on substance abuse, AIDS awareness, and domestic violence are some of the areas highlighted by contemporary street theater troupe. Unlike in regular drama street drama employ very little props and images. The human body becomes the main tool in which choreography, mime, dialogues, songs and slogans are extensively used.

Street theatre is one of the most intimate media. Its appeal is to the emotions leading to quick psychological impact on audiences. By being local and live they also are able to establish not only direct contact with the audience but by being cost-effective and flexible they are popular among all age groups.

Q.8. Modern means of entertainment and communication ——— street theatre.

(A) does affect 

(B) does not affect

(C) helps popularize 

(D) helps establish

Q.9. In the olden days street theatre ———— to villages or small localities of the city.

(A) was restricted 

(B) was not restricted

(C) was opened 

(D) was entertained

Q.10. Street theatre usually ————— with issues of public importance.

(A) is distanced 

(B) is performed

(C) deals 

(D) does not deal

Q.11. Street theatre is ——— to stage.

(A) nothing 

(B) costly

(C) reasonable 

(D) affordable

Q.12. Street theatre creates an/a ————— impact on audiences.

(A) intimate 

(B) emotional

(C) mystical 

(D) physical

Q.1.(A) Q.2.(B) Q.3.(B) Q.4.(B)
Q.5.(B) Q.6.(C) Q.7.(A) Q.8.(B)
Q.9.(A) Q.10.(C) Q.11.(D) Q.12.(B)

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